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Homeopathy cures rape? 
20th-Jul-2009 12:16 pm
full of shit

I'm trying to train myself off using words like 'evil' to describe things rather than actions, and especially not to use strong words like that in hyperbole. So maybe I can't say that "AIDShealing.org" is an evil website, but after some thought on the matter, I am quite convinced that I can break my blogging silence and state categorically that I think it is an evil thing to exploit people in a desperate circumstance to sell homeopathic treatments not just for AIDS, but also for rape.

It sells cures for rape. And I think that is a evil thing to do. (Check the order page and scroll down. It's at the bottom.)

I genuinely don't have the time or available energy to properly go into why homeopathy is complete and utter bollocks. This would likely be preaching to the converted in this journal, and if it isn't, then I invite someone to provide links to some actual evidence that it actually works - I've never seen any and the burden on proof is on the homeopaths in this case.

It is, admittedly, harmless in that it is just water, and contains nothing that can harm the takers. But capitalising on someone's trauma, selling a treatment under false pretences, and telling people who have been raped that they have a disease you can cure - that is despicable.

20th-Jul-2009 11:19 am (UTC)
Homeopathic A&E, from Mitchell and Webb :)

I can't bring myself to click on the link you gave while I'm at work, because I'll need to kill things. But I am suitably depressed and angry that it exists.
20th-Jul-2009 11:28 am (UTC)
Actually, that video does make things a little funnier, but it makes it worse for the end scene, because the 'when someone comes in with a vague sense of unease or a touch of the nerves or even just more money than sense' - if it was only these people homeopathy was being sold to I wouldn't have any problem at all. (Well, except that people would still have that little sense.)
20th-Jul-2009 11:22 am (UTC)
Oh kill it with fire.
20th-Jul-2009 11:40 am (UTC)
Fucking hell.

"What is the PC1 resonance made from?

It is made from the totality of the AIDS picture (physically, psychologically and spiritually), made into a special energetic formulation and then imprinted magnetically into water."

"It is not a homeopathic combination remedy. It is something completely new. It is pure information in water based on resonance related to the totality and essence of AIDS."

Also apparently AIDS in the West is completely different from AIDS in Africa because its transmitted by The Gays and The Addicts and The Blood Transfusions.
20th-Jul-2009 11:47 am (UTC)
And you can't accurately test the effectiveness of PC1 on Western AIDS because the gays have all sorts of diseases that interfere with the tests.

20th-Jul-2009 11:48 am (UTC)
Poe's law?
20th-Jul-2009 11:48 am (UTC)
It is not a homeopathic combination remedy. It is something completely new.

Yeah it's called bottled Bollocks.

Yeah, yeah I'm using hyperbole/dark humour. If I don't laugh i'll cry.
20th-Jul-2009 11:55 am (UTC)
You are fucking shitting me.

*Sharpens the knives*
20th-Jul-2009 11:55 am (UTC)
Quite apart from the fact that homeopathy is bollocks, just how exactly does one "cure" a sexual assault? Can they also "cure" murder?
20th-Jul-2009 11:57 am (UTC)
I want a cure for human stupidity.
20th-Jul-2009 12:03 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately, I think mass extinction is the only cure for that.
20th-Jul-2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
Whoops, wrong icon!

Still, Saturn is completely free of human stupidity, so it's almost appropriate...
20th-Jul-2009 04:57 pm (UTC)
There is. It's called a bullet. Apply it directly to the brainstem for maximum effect.
20th-Jul-2009 11:55 am (UTC)
Oh my frickin' God. That's really a new low, but not surprising for that particular industry.
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20th-Jul-2009 12:11 pm (UTC)
I'm tempted to contact them.

"Hello, I have a few questions:
1) the few links to articles on your site are broken. Can you offer me the links?
2) your evidence section is missing the bibliography. Can you point me towards the published papers so I can read the methods used?
3) how do you sleep at night?"
20th-Jul-2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
3. Homeopathic Nitol?
20th-Jul-2009 12:30 pm (UTC)
That would be awesome.
20th-Jul-2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
Please do.
20th-Jul-2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
Do it and then post any results. FOR SCIENCE.
20th-Jul-2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
PLEASE DO THIS. I would love you forever more than I already do.
20th-Jul-2009 12:59 pm (UTC)

I have no words.
20th-Jul-2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
Well, it says it cures the EFFECTS OF rape, not the rape itself. (Though they may have just changed that.)

I'm not sure what "effects" they think they're curing, though. o_O
20th-Jul-2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
20th-Jul-2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
21st-Jul-2009 12:21 am (UTC)

Oh god, for about thirty seconds I was staring at this blankly and not getting the last line, because I thought they must mean they had a cure for RAPISTS.

Which is about as idiotic as any other claim to be able to cure a behavior, but would make A HELL OF A LOT MORE SENSE.
21st-Jul-2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
As how do they sleep at night? Because some people don't even realize what they are doing. You'd be...or maybe not really, be amazed how far one deludes oneself.

As for the site? I place it on levels of many twisted sites. It's basically exploitation of people at their worst for the sake of a buck.

Sometimes I really wish there was some after life punishment for people who do this.
22nd-Jul-2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
"it is effective, free from side-effects, safe for pregnant women and infants, easy to prescribe, distribute and store"

Yes, that would because it's water!

If it wasn't so offensive, it would be funny!
22nd-Jul-2009 06:44 pm (UTC)
I've just expressed disgust at this around a table with four other people, and they all asked what I was reading.

When I told them about the website you found, they too were disgusted. This is clearly making a lot of people angry!

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